App security is too important to be an afterthought. With the threats facing modern web applications, organizations need to find a new way to ensure protection without impeding innovation. To move forward, security and DevOps will need to work together to solve the challenges they face—in terms of both security and organizational politics.
A more foundational goal is to make security and compliance part of the development process from the start. This is a transition that requires DevOps to bring along risk, security and compliance teams into the shared responsibility of making the organization resilient to change. But bringing the idea of shared responsibility to fruition can be difficult because there is a natural tension between DevOps and SecOps, as they have different charters and cultures. DevOps can be seen as more of a do culture (Atlassian calls this a “do-ocracy”) and SecOps can be seen as a control culture and they are inherently in conflict. To fulfill the promise of teaming for shared responsibility, DevOps and SecOps should align on three key objectives: collaboration, communication and integration.
Meet Ali Golshan, CTO and co-founder at StackRox, a Mountain View, Calif.-based leader in security for containers and Kubernetes. Prior to StackRox, he was the Founder & CTO of Cyphort (acquired by Juniper Networks) and led the company's product strategy and research initiatives. Previously, he worked as a security researcher and engineer at Microsoft and PwC. His career started in government, conducting security and vulnerability research for the intelligence community. Here, we talk to Golshan about the benefits of DevOps.
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